General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2004
Runtime: 119 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directors: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Casts: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge, Robyn Cohen, Waris Ahluwalia, Niels Koizumi, Pawel Wdowczak, Matthew Gray Gubler
IMDB: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.3

Reviews

100
Christian Science Monitor - David Sterritt
The director of "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" scores his most funny-sad movie to date.
75
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Wilson drops the ironic smirk to give a sincerely affecting performance. His scenes with Murray provide the ballast when the script veers off into unconvincing pirate attacks and animated sea creatures.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle
It's almost a great movie. For half of its running time, Anderson maintains a distinct and arresting tone of vague absurdity, and then he loses control and the film begins to dip into silliness. Individual scenes become labored. Yet even at its worst, The Life Aquatic is always interesting -- there's really nothing else like it.
50
USA Today - Mike Clark
Nothing but attitude.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)


When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition.